10 South African Entrepreneurs In The Entertainment Business

10 South African Entrepreneurs In The Entertainment Business. These South African entrepreneurs have significantly impacted the South African entertainment industry, contributing to its growth and international recognition. They have made sure to use the platform they have built in the entertainment industry to further advance their entrepreneurial aspirations. This has not only shown how these entatainers can be business savvy but it has also shown the significant impact their businesses have in the industry.

Connie Ferguson

Connie Ferguson, along with her late husband Shona Ferguson, founded Ferguson Films. The production company is known for producing popular South African TV series such as “Rockville,” “The Queen,” and “The River.”

Bonang Matheba

Bonang Matheba is a prominent television presenter, radio host, and businesswoman. She has launched several successful ventures, including her own line of luxury beverage, House of BNG.

DJ Black Coffee

Black Coffee is a world-renowned DJ and music producer. He founded Soulistic Music, a record label that has signed numerous successful artists and contributed significantly to the global house music scene.

Mac G

Podcast and Chill Network is owned by South African YouTuber Macgyver Mukwevho, better known as MacG. The Podcast and Chill Network has more productions besides Podcast and Chill with MacG. The network also produces PopCorn and Cheese hosted by Mpho Popps and Robot Boii. The network also produces Spreading Humour with Seemah, Yanda Woods and Zille.

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is a globally recognized comedian and the former host of “The Daily Show” in the United States. He co-founded Day Zero Productions. Emmy-nominated Day Zero Productions, is a joint venture between Paramount Global and Trevor Noah, it develops and produces entertaining and impactful content for a global audience. Current film projects include an adaptation of Noah’s best-selling and award-winning autobiography “Born A Crime”.

Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest is a successful rapper and music producer. He founded Family Tree Records and is known for organizing large-scale music events like Fill Up The Dome. He recently has collaborated with Drip Footwear in order to launch a brand called ‘Root Of Fame’ which produces sneakers and other clothing items.


Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa is a South African recording artist, DJ, record producer and businessman. Having been in the music industry for over 26 years, Oskido has reached a prominent status in the South African music industry. Oskido is the co-founder of Kalawa Jazmee Records, a record label that is home to musical acts like Mafikizolo, Bongo Maffin, and many.

Gareth Cliff

Gareth Cliff is a well-known radio host and the founder of CliffCentral, a digital radio station that offers uncensored talk radio and diverse content.

DJ Maphorisa

Themba Sekowe known professionally as DJ Maphorisa, is a South African DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He was signed to Kalawa Jazmee Records prior to establishing his own record label, BlaqBoy Music, which has signed artists such as Mlindo The Vocalist, Shasha, Zingah and Daliwonga.

Basetsana Kumalo

Basetsana Kumalo is a former Miss South Africa, television personality, and businesswoman. She has extensive investments in media and entertainment, including television production and magazine publishing.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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